CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 2522
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director, Center for Resource Planning and Management
The Planner assists with community and regional planning programs and long-range planning for rural/small town communities by providing technical and advisory assistance regarding transportation planning, economic development, disaster recovery planning, hazard mitigation planning, comprehensive and land use planning, and land development regulations. The Planner conducts plan preparation, related research for assigned projects, and coordinates planning activities with elected official and citizen advisory committees and the general public. The Planner also assists in the analysis of census and other statistical data and in the preparation of reports for local governments and community organizations. The Planner helps to prepare grant applications and administer awarded grants.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A Bachelor’s degree in city and regional planning or a related field is required.
Experience: Practical experience in planning is required. Experience in transportation planning is preferred, however, experience in rural/small town planning, regional planning, economic and/or community development, or a related field will be considered.
Skills: Knowledge of the principles and practices of urban planning and a strong research background are required. Strong verbal and written communication skills, computer skills, including word processing, database management, graphic design, and presentation software, and the ability to compile and analyze technical and statistical data are required. The ability to work with minimum supervision, meet deadlines, and work efficiently in non-routine situations is required. The ability to work effectively with the public and elected officials is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Other: The position requires occasional day travel (150 mile radius) and may include occasional overnight stays. The position requires attending occasional evening meetings.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Assists communities in planning by providing technical and advisory assistance to local governments and other public entities regarding transportation planning, comprehensive planning, community development, resource management programs and activities, and land development regulations and participating in and directing the preparation of plans, programs, technical reports, and land development regulations.
2. Develops and makes recommendations to local/regional government entities by participating in and coordinating planning activities with citizen advisory committees and the general public.
3. Facilitates the development of potential sources of contracts for the Center for Resource Planning and Management by assisting in the preparation and presentation of project proposals to local, state, and federal governments, and other public entities.
4. Represents the Center for Resource Planning and Management to other government
jurisdictions on transportation planning and community development matters by attending meetings, workshops, seminars, and other similar activities as may be assigned.
5. Assists in the compilation and analysis of census data and other statistical data and prepares projections and reports on data analysis.
6. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
7. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Director of the Center for Resource Planning and Management.
8. Contributes to the overall success of the Center for Resource Planning and Management by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.
The Planner is supervised by the Director of Resource Planning and Management and works closely with other planners and student planning interns.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED MAY 2020